I’m pretty sure there will be a flurry of open letters ping ponging around the internet in the wake of the general election. I’ve seen a few myself, usually written by hardcore labourites or angry socialists, disabled people asking you to ease up on them and THINK about your welfare cuts already and students telling you they shouldn’t have to pay for their education.
I’m none of those people Teresa, in fact, I’m one of those rare individuals that will openly say I am conservative voter, despite the utterly appalling retribution it seems to bring. I’m not going to beat around the bush, I’m not going to spend days explaining why I vote conservative as there are so many reasons (though for those of you with itchy fingers, it’s not because I hate the poor or disabled, – I’ve been kitchen empty, bank in overdraft by hundreds poor. Also not a hater of the NHS, it was the Labour Party that started the privatisation process there – another one of the reasons I didn’t like the most recent campaign they ran… no mention of that there huh?) and one of the things I truly love about this country is that no one has to justify who they vote for as everyone has a say. I didn’t talk to my friends or followers on Instagram or facebook about who to vote for or try to sway them because it’s their choice, and we’re all different.
I’ve made a bit of an error there actually Teresa, this should say “I WAS a conservative voter”, because until you are no longer in power I will never vote for your party again.
I think the British public, especially young people, sent you a message this election – sent all of you a message. I can see why to be fair, I considered voting Lib Dem as I hated a lot of your manifesto, but the only thing that stopped me was that I felt Labour’s manifesto would directly harm my family and I, whilst being wholly unrealistic in practice. Then the hung parliament is called and I felt a sense that maybe, just maybe, you could all work together – silly I know, for someone who dislikes Jeremy Corbyn because he’s an idealist and I don’t think that will work in politics. I had this sense that perhaps you and the conservatives would bring a touch of realism, stop me and mine from being vilified for earning a higher wage and not wanting to give half of it away through some misconceived notion that I owe it to others just because, while Mr Corbyn would neutralise the policies that you have created that would directly harm people who are genuinely in need – as there is no doubt you’ve left them to get caught in the cross fire whilst trying to stop people taking advantage.
I was hopeful.
And for that I was an utter moron.
Teresa, signing up with the DUP as your backing singers is tantamount to getting a piggy back on Donald Trump around the House of Commons whilst Putin takes the stand and reminds us all the girls aren’t as clever as boys.
Here’s a few facts about the DUP:
– They believe that members of the LBGTQ community are abominations
– They are against same sex marriage (though that was one of the reasons I didn’t want you specifically as my PM, you didn’t agree with same sex marriage either, did you? How would they decide who would take out the bins?)
– They don’t believe in evolution, they believe in God and creation. They are creationists. C’mon people.
– They don’t believe in abortion. Having had an abortion, I feel like I can’t begin to put into words how abysmal it is that they have voted against the right to make that choice in Northern Ireland. They have voted against it and it is still illegal to have an abortion there even in the case of rape.
– They do not believe that women are equal to men.
– They do not believe that members of the LBGTQ community should be allowed to adopt. Do you know why? They are more likely to abuse or neglect their children… are you fucking kidding me here?
– They don’t believe in climate change. It’s a con.
Those are just a few fun facts Teresa in case you didn’t get chance to look up their beliefs when you were frantically scrambling around after creating this shit show of an election in the first place, losing your “strong and stable” position. I mean, what were you thinking? Well, we know what you were thinking, you thought you could slam into a hard Brexit with a smirk on your face after a landslide win and no one could really oppose you, didn’t you? I get it, I really do, but this is the very problem with you and the current Conservative party, you don’t listen. The public were torn on Brexit, so very torn. The public voted to leave, so we leave, but why not listen, why not work WITH the other parties and say ok, how are we going to make sure that we get out in a way that the majority of the public will be at least somewhat comfortable with? Jesus Teresa, you didn’t want to leave the EU any more than I did or the 48%. Why not try and work together with the opposition instead of calling another election?
I’m digressing, I know I am. My point is simply this: you’ve let me down. As a woman, how can you align yourself with a party that doesn’t believe in your basic rights to body autonomy? How are you going to explain to your LBGTQ voters that you’re now giving the nod to a party that has openly called them abominations, abusers and negligent to children? How are you going to explain to those who have worked tirelessly to secure more interest in climate change that you’re now #teamcon?
As a female PM you’re working twice as hard, twice as often to be a taken seriously and respected. You being in power should be a good thing for women, it should be a progression for our country, but you’ve let it become a back track. I should be able to look to you to make my daughter’s future brighter, bring her more equality and take the stand for women and men alike, and yet here you are with DUP?!
Teresa, the only thing I can say about you now truly is that you have kind of nice shoes. Everything else fails me.
Yours most certainly less than respectfully,
A former conservative voter.